How to Make Metal Flowers

Looking for garden crafts ideas? Learn how to make metal flowers to accent your garden or home.

DIY garden crafts allow you to express your own style. Every person’s version is a little bit different, so your unique creation will look like no one else’s! Once you learn how to make metal flowers, you can change the shape or color to suit your garden.

Materials:

  • Thin sheets of aluminum, tin, roof flashing, or thin copper
  • Tin snips or sharp scissors
  • Sturdy wire
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Gloves and goggles

Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1

Cut a strip of aluminum, tin, roof flashing or thin copper into strips about ½ in. high x 2½ in. long. (Be sure to wear gloves and goggles for safety.) Using snips or sharp scissors, cut “fringe” along the length of the metal strip.

Step 2

Take a sturdy wire cut to about 6 in. long and bend the tip into a U shape. Hook the wire at one end of the strip and cinch the wire down in the gap between the last two fringes so that the length of the wire extends below the base of the fringe.

Step 3

Using your fingers, wrap the strip of metal tightly in a circle. Peel the cut pieces down as pictured. Use needle-nose pliers to curl the petals if desired.

  1. Lori says

    I really want to make these, but the directions are like…what? What is fringe? How do you make the stems? How do you attach the stems to the flower? Seriously, this was just a tease.

  2. sue says

    I also would like to know how to make these flowers. Directions not quite where I can understand what fringe is and how to attach the wire

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